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1865244 - Obtaining a Floating License Using Static Ports - SAP PowerDesigner


  • You have installed PowerDesigner with a Floating License
  • You use a license server to manage the PowerDesigner Floating License
  • There is a Firewall between PowerDesigner and the License Server
  • You are using static ports to communicate between PowerDesigner and the license server

Upon connecting to the license server (during installation process) or starting PowerDesigner, you will get a MessageBox showing following error:

Failed to obtain 1 license(s) for PD_SHELL feature from license file(s) or server(s).
Licenses exist for PowerDesigner16.0, but a license containing the configured (LT=FL;PKG=DA) attributes could not be obtained.
Verify that PowerDesigner16.0 is configured to use the correct type of license, and either reconfigure; or generate and deploy the desired license from the Sybase Product Download Center.
License feature name: PD_SHELL
License search path: ... \PowerDesigner.server.lic
FLEXnet Licensing error:-73,125



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